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altThe Active Hose Company was established in 1873. Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of Each Month. The Active Hose Company maintains the Orginal Cart that was purchased in 1873 and is still in service for parades. The Actives also own a 1988 Ford Mini Pumper that is currently in service. The Officers of the Active Hose are Chief Rodney Cobb, Captain David Brown, Lieutenant Sean Semmel, President Bill D'Angelo, Vice President Dan Shull, Secretary, Bob Ossont,Treasurer Gene Gregg, Fire Council Rodney Cobb, Bill D'Angelo and Dean Smith. altaltJOSEPH A. “Joe D.” D’AGOSTINO age 86 of 21 Genesee Street, Mount Morris, New York, died Friday September 9, 2016 at Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York. He was born the son of Salvatore “Sam” and Rose (Scorsone) D'Agostino on May 8, 1930 in Perry, New York. He married Margaret Gracia on May 16, 1958. Prior to his retirement he was employed at Meli Brothers Construction in Rochester for over 23 years and he also was a Bus Driver for Adonnino Brothers in Mount Morris for over 13 years. He was a member of the Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department for nearly 50 years and a former member of the Leicester Fire Police. He is survived by 4 Children Kathy (Daniel) Coffey of Mount Morris, Sam (Lisa) D’Agostino of Mount Morris, Joseph (Mary Lou) Williams of Conesus Lake and Michele (John) Palo of Scottsville. 1 step son David (Christine) Augustus of Mount Morris.11 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren. Sister Margaret Howard of Watertown. Many Nieces, nephews and dear and loving friends. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2011 and daughter Rose Marie Friends may call Wednesday 3-6 pm at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street, (Route 408), Mount Morris where a family celebration & Firemen’s service will be held Wednesday at 6 pm. Memorials may be made to the Highland Hospital Hospice. Sign the online registry at www.johnwmartinfuneralhome.com.
alt Dansville- John William Zangerle age 90, passed away late Monday night at Noyes Memorial Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Mt. Morris on November 1, 1925, a son of the late William and Eugenia (Stollsteimer) Zangerle Sr. He was also predeceased by his brothers Robert, Gordon, and Howard Zangerle, a Sister Irene Carney, a son in law Bill Kincaid. John graduated from Mt. Morris High School in 1943, After Graduation he enlisted in the Navy in 1944. On August 23, 1947 he married Betty Joan Webb who survives. John was a devoted member of the Mt. Morris Fire Department Active Hose. John worked as a Physical Plant Painter for Sonyea until he retired. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Betty, his children Thomas (Mary) Zangerle of Medina, Michael (Linda) Zangerle of Nunda, Gail Kincaid of South Carolina, and Jane (Bob) Hagen of Chicago. Twelve Grandchildren and 16 Great-Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 4:00-7:00pm at the Hindle Funeral Home Inc. 271 Main St. Dansville NY, 14437. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 11:00am at the Hindle Funeral Home Inc. Intermet with Full Military Honors will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery following services at the Funeral Home. Online remembrances may be left at HindlefuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Livingston County Hospice 2 Murray Hill Drive Mt. Morris NY. 14510
altPETER N. PAGANO SR. age 83 of Clearview Drive, Geneseo formerly Prospect Street Mount Morris, died Tuesday February 23, 2016 at his home. He was born the son of Anthony and Sebastiana (Priaino) Pagano on April 8, 1932 in Groveland, New York. He was a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married Jean Turco on November 17, 1956. Prior to his retirement in 2001 he owned and operated Pete’s Sunoco in Mount Morris as well as several other Service stations for 45 years. He was a member of the Grace and Truth Christian Fellowship Church, the Mt. Morris American Legion and VFW Posts, a 60 year member of the Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department and a member of the Keshequa Golf Club in Sonyea. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years Jean, 3 children Linda (Carmen) Vitali of Henrietta, Peter N. Pagano Jr. of Geneseo and Penny (Ken) Arndt of Spencerport. 3 Grandchildren Tricia and Melissa Vitali and Kyle Arndt. Nieces, nephews and many dear and loving friends. Friends may call Saturday from 12- 3 pm at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street, (Route 408), Mount Morris where Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 pm. Pastor Kirk Dudek officiating. Interment with military honors in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Sign the online registry at www.johnwmartinfuneralhome.com class="caption" />
altLongtime service. Past Chief Rolland “Rollie” Barnhart was recognized for his 55 years of service in the Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department at the January 12 meeting. From left are Ken Perrine, president; Bob Ossont, secretary; David Brown, captain; Rolland Barnhart, past chief and 55 years recipient; Deb Brown, vice president; Rodney Cobb, second assistant chief; Shawn Semmel, lieutenant and Gene Gregg, treasurer
alt GERALD R. "JERRY” GEHRIG age 74 of 12 Hopkins Street, Mount Morris, NY, died Tuesday June 16, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on March 6, 1941 in Warsaw, NY. He was a veteran of the Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1967. He married Stephanie Gurtkowski on April 14, 2001. Prior to his retirement in 2001 was a 5th grade teacher at the Dalton School for Keshequa Central School for over 30 years. He also worked as an Officer for the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department from 1972 to 1998, NYS Park Police at Letchworth State Park for over 34 years,he also worked for the Mount Morris Police Department and was Deputy Fire Coordinator “C3” for Livingston County for over 35 years. He was a 56 year member of the Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department where he served as Fire Chief from 1973-74, Past President of the Active Hose Company and former Secretary/Treasurer of the Department. He was Past President of Western New York VFA from 2011-12. Member of the Livingston County Chiefs Association having served as past president, Livingston County VFA, FASNY and NYS Chiefs Association. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church the Hally-Allen American Legion Post 1341 in Sonyea, NY where he was Past commander, NYS and Livingston County Retired Teachers Association. He served on the Mount Morris Village Board for 24 years and as Deputy Mayor for 8 years. Jerry enjoyed golfing and bowling. He is survived by his loving Wife Stephanie and Daughter Leah. Sister Betsy (Frank) Reeder of Leicester. 1 niece and 4 nephews including Thomas (Gina) Reeder of Rochester and Steven (Amy) Reeder of Mt. Morris, 2 Great nephews Nicholas and Joshua and many dear and loving friends. Friends may call Friday from 4- 7 pm at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street, (Route 408), Mount Morris where a Firemens Service will be held on Friday at 7:30pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday at 9:30 am. Interment with military Honors at Mount Morris Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Morris Fire Department or Mt. Morris Library. Sign the online registry at www.johnwmartinfuneralhome.com
alt At the annual banquet of the Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department, two members were awarded citations for 55 years of service. The citations were presented to Jerry Gehrig and Chuck Burch. Pictured are, from left, Bob Ossont, department secretary; Dave Brown, lieutenant; Gene Gregg, department treasurer; Rodney Cobb, captain; 55-year member Chuck Burch; Don Hopkins, council representative, 55-year member Jerry Gehrig; and Dean Smith, department chief. The banquet took place in January.
altFRANCIS J. “WILLY” CUCINOTTA age 75 of 39 Case Street, Mount Morris, NY, died Tuesday February 3, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He was born the son of Marco and Josephine (Sciortino) Cucinotta on April 5, 1939 in Warsaw, NY. He married Serena Macaluso on March 3, 1962. Prior to his retirement he was employed by the Rochester Laborer Union Local 435 for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and the Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department since 1963. He is survived by his loving wife of over 52 years Serena. 2 daughters Roxanne (Frank) Wirt of Dalton and Renee` (Jim) Parlavecchio of Henrietta. 6 grandchildren Kerianne, Nicholas and James Parlavecchio, Francis & Larry Wirt and China (Brian) Wirt-Lance. Great Grandchildren Carter and Ruby. Sister Delores (Sam) DioGuardi of Mt. Morris, 2 brothers Frank Cucinotta of Rochester and John Cucinotta of Avon. Many loved nieces and nephews. He was predecease by his parents Marco and Josephine Cucinotta, sisters Kay Sciortino and Rose Zupparo, Brothers Tony, Peter, Joe and Mike. Friends may call Friday from 5- 7 pm at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street, (Route 408), Mount Morris. Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 9:30 at St. Patrick’s Church, Mount Morris. In lieu of flowers. Memorials may be made to the Mount Morris Fire Department or the Mount Morris Ambulance Fund. Sign the online registry at www.johnwmartinfuneralhome.com
alt FRANK S. “Hank” DiSalvo age 88 of 20 Damonsville Street, Mount Morris, NY died Saturday September 6, 2014 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia, NY. He was born the son of Salvatore and Rose DiSalvo on May 3, 1926 in Mount Morris, NY. He was a life long resident of Mount Morris. He was a veteran of the Air Force during World War II having served as a Gunner on B17’s. He married Grace LaChuisa on September 3, 1949. Prior to his retirement in 1989 he was employed as a Electrical instructor at the Charles G. May Center in Mount Morris for over 18 years. He also worked as a Union Electrician in Rochester prior to his teaching. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church where he served as a usher, the Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Mt. Morris Kiwanis Club, Mount Morris American Legion Post, Mt. Morris Ambulance and the Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department for over 50 years. He is survived by his loving wife of over 65 years Grace. 2 sons Frank (Patty) DiSalvo II of Irondequoit and David (Lyn) DiSalvo of Mt. Morris. 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Brother Sam (Josephine) DiSalvo of Rochester. Brother-in-law Joseph (Donna) LaChuisa of Florida and Sister-in-law Marie Pagano of Mt. Morris. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear and loving friends. No Prior calling. Prayers will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 9:30 at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street, (Route 408), Mount Morris followed by a funeral mass at 10am at St. Patrick’s Church. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick‘s Cemetery or the Mount Morris Ambulance. Sign the online registry at www.johnwmartinfuneralhome.com
alt The Active Hose Company held its 141st Annual Banquet at the Veterans Club in Mount Morris. 56 members and guests where treated to an excellent evening. Guest speakers include new elected Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty and Siren the Livingston County Fire Dog and his handler Brian Shannon. alt alt
alt Terry F. Ferrara, age 69, passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 23, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Terry was born November 3, 1944 in Mt. Morris, a son of Francis & Emma (Gill) Ferrara. He was a resident of Mt. Morris for most of his life. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving in the Vietnam Conflict from 1965 to 1971. He worked construction and was a member of the Rochester Local Union. Terry married Theresa "Terri" Levee on May 22, 1992; she survives. In addition to his parents, Terry was also predeceased by a brother, Teddy Ferrara. Terry was also a member of the Active Hose Co. # 2 of the Mt. Mt. Morris Volunteer Fire Dept. for over 40 years. The Masonic Lodge # 122 in Mt. Morris and the Sportsman's Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a talented craftsman, but most of all he loved spending time with his family & friends. Terry is survived by his wife of 21 years. Theresa "Terri" Levee-Ferrara; his step-sons, Dennis, Douglas & Donald (Danielle) Sawdey; a grandson, Douglas Michael Sawdey son of Douglas Sawdey & Kristy McNeil; a brother, Timothy Ferrara Sr. a niece, Traci (Keith) Provo; a nephew, Timothy Ferrara; several great nieces, great nephews & cousins. There will be no calling. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dansville. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Those who wish to light a memory candle for Terry may do so at www.bairdfuneralhomes.com
alt ROBERT G. “BOB” HANNA age 77 of 55 Stanley Street, Mount Morris, died Monday November 18, 2013 at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. He was born the son of Allyn and Alice (Williams) Hanna on August 5, 1936 in Mt. Morris, NY. He married Edith Taft on August 9, 1958. Prior to his retirement in 1991 he was employed as a Project Manager at Eastman Kodak in Rochester for over 25 years. He was a 46 year member of the Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department having joined in 1967, Mount Morris Masonic Lodge for nearly 45 years, social member of the Hally-Allen American Legion Post in Sonyea and the United Church of Mt. Morris. He is survived by his loving wife Edith. 2 children R. Michael (Kristie) Hanna of Leicester and Karen (James) Williams of Williamson. 5 Grandchildren Bryan, Brendan, Andrew, Meagan and Morgan. 2 brothers Jack and Bruce (Donna) Hanna. Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Richard in 2007 and son-in-law Patrick Fitzgerald in 2004. Friends may call Friday from 3-6 pm at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street, (Route 408), Mount Morris. A Fireman’s and Masonic Services will be held Saturday at 11 am. Interment Mount Morris Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Mt. Morris Fire Department. Sign the online registry at www.johnwmartinfuneralhome.com
alt ALLEN L. “AL” TAYLOR age 67 of Mount Morris, New York, died Monday August 27, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He was born the son of Louis and Gertrude (Hallings) Taylor on December 7, 1944 in Rochester, NY. He graduated from Livonia Central School. He married Joyce Rader on July 7, 2011. Prior to his retirement in 2010 he was a Mail delivery driver for Steve Bartholomew Transportation services at the Mount Morris Post office for nearly 5 years. He was a member of the Active Hose Company and Fire police Lieutenant of the Mount Morris Fire Department, the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association and a social member of the Hally-Allan American Legion Post in Sonyea. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce. 2 Children Lynn Carter of Gates and Brian (Mary) Taylor of Churchville. 2 step children Tina (Dennis) Jones of Perry and Teresa (Lance) Riley of Dansville and 1 adopted daughter Susan Koch of Gates. 4 grandchildren Christopher, Chad, Colin & Conor, 6 Step grandchildren Ashley, Matt, McKenzie, Emica, Cassidy & Allexa. Brother Arnie (Trish) Taylor of Perry. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear and loving friends. He was predeceased by a grandson R.J. in 2010. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-7 pm at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street, (Route 408), Mount Morris followed by a Firemen’s service at 7 pm. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Sign the online registry at www.johnwmartinfuneralhome.com.
< 50 Years of Service. alt The Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department honored Sam Maggio Sr. at their monthly meeting on Feb. 14, 2012 for 50 years of Service. Also Pictures is WNYVFA President Jerry Gehrig, 1st Assistant Chief Dean Smith, President Donald Hopkins, Ron Moyer(40 years Service Award) and Secretary Bob Ossont.
alt March 11, 2012. Alfonse is predeceased by his wife Virginia "Jean" Milillo; daughter Diana Lynn Milillo. He is survived by his children, David Milillo, Danny Milillo and Jennifer Tobias; 4 Grandchildren; sister Jean Russell; brother Sam (Elaine) Milillo; several nieces and nephews. For more information about Alfonse visit www.walkerbrothersfh.com No prior visitation. Alfonse's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church of Spencerport, 55 Martha St., immediately followed by his burial in St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Strong Memorial Hospital, Palliative Care, Unit 4-1200, Rochester, NY 14642 in Alfonse's memory. Al grew up in Portageville, NY. Al met his wife Jean at a nutritional camp. He was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a proud teacher at Boces. He was a member of the Active Hose Company and Past Fire Chief of the Mount Morris Fire Department in 1965. He served St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport as an usher. Al always looked forward to cooking Christmas Dinner for his family. He readily shared his passion for cooking with others. Al enjoyed hunting, working on cars, cooking, gardening, trips to the casino, restoring cars, trapping, outdoors. He always seemed to have a project car around. Al was a baseball fan, he loved the Mets and the Yankees. He enjoyed going to breakfast with family and friends, especially his dear friend Paul Zontek and going for rides in the car.
 
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